The Cherry Center sponsors 12 diverse visiting art exhibits throughout the year. The majority of these exhibits have been selected, organized and curated by the Center and range from historical to contemporary art, including painting, photography, ceramics, assemblage and sculpture.
Emphasis is placed on emerging and experimental artists from the Monterey Bay area, with regional group exhibits and exhibits generated by theme. Additionally, the Cherry Center annually hosts community-wide group exhibits, student exhibits and other special art events.
The Cherry Center collections include more than 1200 artworks in a variety of media by Jeanne D'Orge. Works in oil, prints, drawings and sculptures form the core of the D'Orge collection. The Cherry Center displays the works on a rotating basis to highlight different aspects of the collection.
The Center's archives contain 50 years of early Carmel history and memorabilia, including plays by Jeanne D'Orge, early books, poems, correspondence, rare photos, manuscripts and notebooks. Also contained in the archives is Jeanne and Carl Cherry's extensive library of philosophic and religious texts, poetry and art books.
Gallery is open Monday - Friday from 11am to 4pm or by appointment.